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Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:
A Guardsman's Crash, 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photograph of Mr. R Minto falling off his horse, "Gladiator", during the Coldstream Guards' Regimental Challenge Cup Steeplechase at Warden Hill, Oxfordshire in the early/mid 20th century.
A Hero of the Steeplechase Goes Into Retirement, 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photograph of the horse, "Jerry M", 'the famous steeplechaser owned by Sir C G Assheton-Smith, Bart.' in honour of it going into retirement in 1913.
America's Fastest Racehorse, 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photograph of the racehorse, "Morvich", that was owned by Mr. Benjamin Block and was claimed to be the fastest 'ever owned by America'. The text notes that Morvich was credited with running a half mile in 44.4-5 seconds.
Among the Flying Hoofs at Kempton, 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photograph of the horse "Shallogan" and his jockey, Escott, suffering a bad fall at the Norbiton Steeplechase at Kempton in 1921. The image shows the horse and jockey on the ground as three other horse ride and jump over them, neither were hurt.
"Arion", American Trotter, 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Illustration of the horse, "Arion", an American Trotter that was purchased by J. Malcolm Forbes of Boston, Massachusetts for $150,000 and now owned by M.W. Savage of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The horse, "Arion" hold the fastest record for a three year-old colt of 2.10 1/2 in the early 20th century.
At Becher's Brook Saxby Falls From Horse, "Svetoi", 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photographs from the Sunday Pictorial showing jockey, Brook Saxby's bad fall from his horse, "Svetoi", at Becher's [Brook] fence at the Grand National in the early 20th century with the second image showing several policemen picking up the unconscious man from the racetrack.
Camp Race Meeting in Corrientes [Argentina], 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photograph of a camp race meeting in Corrientes [Argentina] in the early 20th century. A man on a horse waits in the right hand corner while another man on a horse leading a horse wait near by in a large field.
Custom of horse racing, gathering carrots and celebrations on the Isle of Barra on saints days, 25 September 1872
Scope and Contents Custom of horse racing, gathering carrots and celebrations on the Isle of Barra [Barraigh] on saints days including that on La Fheill Barra [St Barr's Day] and St Michael's Day [La Fheill Mìcheil] men would race horses three times round the cemetery at Cille Bharra and at Borve [Borgh] respectively. The man would always have a woman sitting behind him. Also, after mass on the Sunday, girls would dig up wild carrots and collect them in the pockets of a while plaid with red stripes. The cloth...
Dates: 25 September 1872
Customs relating to La Fheill Mìcheil [St Michael's Day], c1872
Scope and Contents Customs relating to La Fheill Mìcheil [Là Fhèill Mhìcheil or St Michael's Day/Michaelmas] including that 'glac churran' [load of carrots] was given to the lad who gave the 'culag' [piggy-back]; that wives were not allowed at the [horse] race; and that 'Struan Mìcheil' was made of 'glas[s] of whisky black carrowy yolk of egg'.
Democratic Derby Days, 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photograph from the Daily Mirror newspaper from June 4, 1919, entitled, 'Democratic Derby Days of Yore: Under the Spell of the Great National Sporting Festival All Class Distinctions Vanish' and is a collage of various people eating and watching the horse races.